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visits are a big don't call. a green peace spokesman and a photographer are denied bail by a court in more mts both will remain in custody for two months pending an investigation into the storming of a russian oil platform in the arctic. athens is engulfed in street violence police fired tear gas if you were grounds trying to storm the offices of the far right golden dawn party following the killing of an anti-racism musician. chemical compliance the u.n. security council anxious closer to resolution on syria's toxic weapons though the use of force has been a stumbling block. three
pm in moscow you're watching our team with welcome to the program a green peace spokesman and a photographer accused of piracy have been denied bail by a court in the port city of more manson and are to remain in custody for two months thirty four tasker's were arrested after trying to scale an oil platform over drilling in russia's arctic waters all of them have refused to give statements to investigators are going to count has more. well we know the course decision on one of the thirty activists currently detained in the russian city of more months is a russian citizen and he'll be holding cost city for two months while the case is being investigated the judge is said that he could not be released on bail because the judge has a concern that he's a frequent traveler here and he might leave the country now on board that greenpeace international ship they were called the arctic sunrise they were
citizens of seventeen countries including including russia canada and the u.s. by the way the captain of the ship is a u.s. citizen investigators of russia's prosecutor's office want the activists arrested so that they can go ahead with the investigation of the incident at the russian oil platform in the arctic now if the greenpeace activists were detained last week having ignored russian authorities warnings while trying to climb the platform the russian oil platform greenpeace says they acted in peaceful protest against oil drilling in the arctic russian authorities believe whatever their intentions the activist technically broke the law we know that the detained activists refused to answer investigator's questions invoking their right under the russian constitution to remain silent and not to give any any statements against themselves under russian the law prosecutors have food to press charges and that they have done that within forty eight hours after the detention or let the activists go and
investigation is now under way russian authorities maintain that the greenpeace international ship had ignored many warnings including one that said not to enter the restricted northern sea route that russia patrols and that a decision was made subsequently to detain the activists when they started climbing the platform using ropes and a grapples of course having carried out this protest greenpeace has drawn a lot of attention to their cause. some suggest they probably knew what to expect to be given multiple warnings but the activists went for the action anyway possibly knowing how much public attention it would generate to date of course especially ahead of the arctic conference earlier this week where the leaders of arctic nations together with experts from oil industry were discussing ways to explore the resources in the arctic while trying to as they said to minimize the damage to the environment while greenpeace say clearly. and.
during this conference you know the russian president was actually asked about the detained activist and he said greenpeace had clearly violated international law by sending activists from the ship in inflatable boats to try to board the pre put it but it was long nails boil platform in the pitch or a sea but the greenpeace believes that despite it what will they say that it what their intentions were peaceful. and and they they believe that despite the massive funding of the project there not enough is being done to protect the environment and they say that nobody should be drilling there and while we are closely following the greenpeace court hearing in mormons kiran are you know of course becoming you updated on all the developments throughout the day here on r.t. . now thousands of people have throng the streets of athens in
protest against the far right golden dawn party philly's fired tear gas and stun grenades and outraged demonstrators who threw petrol bombs and stones at a party headquarters it's the latest wave of anger over the murder of an anti-fascist rap musician stabbed to death by a man who admitted to being a member of golden dawn poll show that since the killing of pablo's faeces greece's third largest party has lost considerable public support. well and this comes as no great surprise the level of race's violence has jumped significantly in crisis playing greece have a look at this map now on the map as you can see the number of races attacks several years ago but today there are hardly any empty regions on the map there free of races crime are losing confidence investigates the disturbing trend. fury on the streets of athens clashes erupted following a protest against the murder of pablo's physis the anti-fascist rapper was stabbed
to death last week by an alleged supporter of the far right golden dawn party allegations the group firmly denies. are still a p.c. as a young man was known may not have been the first to die at the hands of greek neo nazi groups but he was the first non migrant golden dawn has also been said to be targeting anarchists and communists renewing political tensions between the extreme left right and the greek government they have acquired the fear of big races they have collaborated with the nazis maybe. they have have blood on their hands this is why we say with this government with the golden dome the group is trying to keep a low profile in the wake of the killing and wouldn't speak to us on camera this man however was keen to talk george says he's one of the group's oldest members and he blames journalists for giving golden dawn a bad rep is the only party that has spent poor people and desperate greeks who are
suffering in the crisis we're not extremists and we aren't against anyone yet georges also wanted to make sure i noticed people in the neighborhood he claimed this man was an egyptian immigrant who lived on handouts at the expense of greeks like himself as for the nazi symbolism the fascist salutes that the group has been known for all a misunderstanding he says it's once wrong with this there's nothing wrong with a salute just a way of saying hello i did myself it's a greeting that still terrifies this greek resident he believes that golden dawn was to blame for his recent assault but he also points to another factor behind the growing divisions and the violence economy a crisis i didn't used to be afraid but agrees has changed everyone is suffering financially and some are looking to blame others immigrants an easy target. despite the public shows about anger against it golden dawn it is greece's third largest party and at least until now its fastest growing political force it gained ground
against a backdrop of unrest linked to the economic crisis and a country burdened by debt soaring unemployment and deep cuts to social spending oh it's the. when your life changes totally like ours has in the past few years and when you lose your job and can't provide for your family you grab whatever helping hand you can get and golden dome is how we'll fight to the end. spiros a shop owner who's had to shut down one of his stores because of the recession blames the influx of immigrants for straining scarce resources and he says golden dawn keeps order in his neighborhood when the government fails. we don't want to use violence but when golden doing kicks out immigrants who are squatting illegally . doing and forces peace and of course who support them as a government does nothing. the financial crisis has done more than simply cripple greece's economy it's changing society too when asked to describe how local say that the writing is on the wall in this neighborhood it literally is in the red it
says out with foreigners signed golden dawn in the black out of fashion where the arcus logo it's evidence of a growing ideological divide and with the greek economy still in trouble that divide is unlikely to heal anytime soon lucie county r.t. athens. what are the live from moscow more stories after you including the olympics spacewalk with a story mission ahead of them the new crew of the international space station docks with the orbiting platform find out more in just a few minutes. the bateson a un security council resolution to rid syria of its chemical weapons are still ongoing but russia says an agreement could be reached in the coming days the main point of contention is included a a reference to chapter seven of the u.n. charter that would allow the use of force against damascus if it fails to comply with a plan and he's now reports from new york. well it seems like russia and the u.s.
are a bit closer to seeing eye to eye on the syria crisis russia's deputy foreign minister says an agreement on the u.n. security council resolution the text requiring syria to dismantle its chemical weapons stockpiles is in fact likely by the end of this week now the actual text of the resolution will according to him include a reference to chapter seven of the u.n. charter which allows force but it should be stressed that there will be no automatic trigger for chapter seven measures and another resolution in fact would be needed if syria fails to comply the text of the resolution as many resolutions is usually a point of contention between russia and the u.s. russia always has a tend to have any kind of text which allows for military intervention in the u.s. more often pushing for blatant military intervention in an interview with the washington post foreign minister sergei lavrov pointed out u.s. double standards when it comes to dealing with rebel forces and the conflict in
syria is that we agree that there are reasons on the who would be playing a good double standard. you know some some of the beaches or because he's over some of the speech it seems the big question is will we see a major step forward in progress on syria stalemate and now it's looking like it could be a real possibility. meanwhile united nations spent inspectors arrived back in syria on wednesday to continue their probe into the use of chemical weapons there and they'll be further investigating cases of alleged chemical attacks after reports presented by the team earlier this month confirm that sarin gas was used last month three four did not specify who was behind the attack but america and its allies blame the syrian regime political analyst sean in the wanni believes the information presented by the inspectors is inconsistent. in the human found playing
for instance their inconsistency is with with the same terms. by for victims and survivors that are not atypical and not our conventional understanding of what occurs in a nerve gas exposure and some very stark ones in the environmental sampling it appears that in the west town of my dummy hour where the human sampling showed almost one hundred percent positive there are no samples taken by the u.n. team that show theron there are a few samples taken that show degradation of theron but even these are not consistent in within both the labs there could be false positives the u.n. now as a result of all these holes in its original report needs to then address these and ensure for itself that it has the proper access and time to investigate other areas of alleged chemical weapons attacks meanwhile homage to britain gordon who is
a former commander of the british military chemical to fans regiment disagrees with the criticism of the un report it is true to say that sarin it is pure form wasn't far and in that. place however. which is a degradation products of sarin was found consistently throughout that area i think the other thing that is important to say is that the rocketry was not discussed and allies as it was in the two other locations which. was to the sarin and that being the case are i'm sure that that would have been it but i also agree with the russian. side is not the published and i don't know that pieces so we need do you see the whole picture of i think generally u.n. report was conducted in the right way and he's very conclusive that sarin was used but it doesn't blame and that's something that that really needs to be done as well . iranian president hassan rouhani says he is ready to conclude talks on the
country's nuclear program in as little as three months time a meeting between tehran and five permanent security council members and germany is set to take place on thursday in new york iran's foreign minister and u.s. secretary of state john kerry will participate in the talks prompting experts of a thaw in the relations during his address to the u.n. general assembly on wednesday iran's president said he's open for dialogue on it calling on the u.s. to play a key role in the process he stressed there was no place for nuclear weapons in iran security analyst kelly have received obvious says change into iran stone presents a unique opportunity to resolve the situation. he. the process whereby he has received you know a popular mandate as a result of the lections. premier there and so on in order to negotiate on the nuclear standoff and the you know you said that
a lot of the issues are on the table he is willing to negotiate without precondition and so on saw i think that you know there's a sense of optimism on being among the leadership the. unique opportunity right now in order to cause a breakthrough in the nuclear deadlock. i play more just i have for you this hour here in our team colluding sochi is preparing to amaze guests at the upcoming olympics were reports from the black sea resort that's promising some cutting edge of venues when it hosts the winter games in february. there's a media lead us so we leave that maybe. i will see motions your. play your part of the musical. shoes that no one is asking with to get that you deserve answers from. politics. our team.
a russian soyuz spacecraft with three new crew members onboard has successfully docked with the international space station the two russian cosmonauts and an american astronaut also have an historic mission to complete when they take the olympic torch on a spacewalk artie's paul scott saw them off. on board are two russian cosmonauts by the names of all a culture of he's the commander and surrogate resents being alone with american astronauts michael hopkins now culture has been to space before in two thousand and seven and two thousand and nine before reasons can hawkins this is their very first time but this is a mission with a different result see and sort of likely become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open spaces all part of the olympic relay that's going to see the torch travel around russia head of the winter olympics in sochi in february now of course the torch will be alight when it's taken on a space walk for the very same torch will then be used during the opening ceremony of those winter games in sochi on february the seventh but we are seconds away our
expedition thirty seven is about to head towards the international space station. the problem of the insurgency type of in the way the alliance. but truly remarkable the middle on the eyes i mean with the time in history but among white broms if you take what is mine is the director of the quecreek june we're going international calls by station which is entering its fifteenth year now and with the successful launch of expedition thirty seven it seems that the good
work of techniques for some time yet. well headline for all the very latest from our web team including walking the plank co-founder of notorious file sharing website the pirate bay gets his jail sentence happed in sweden denmark still wanting to answer allegations that have police files. they can also see chilling food on the washington navy yard shooter stalking the d.c. base during the massacre those stories just a click away at our to dot com box. awash in model claims she only robbed a bank out of born again see the whole video on our building hit you tube channel. search for cheaper gas ukraine has picked itself a new partner the country is now considering a joint deal with american energy giants to exploit its shale gas reserves but as
likes here chefs here reports there are doubts the former soviet republic will really benefit from the deal. so. that's some way to introduce oneself not only did the new u.s. ambassador to ukraine congratulate ukrainians on their independence day in their language but he also made his embassy employees sing a traditional song. to bring more sweet music to ukrainian ears mr piet said the country's european integration will be his priority as will ensuring in these a passage for american oil and gas giants into its markets exxon mobil and chevron the two companies interested in cooperation with ukraine they will bring american technologies know how money into ukraine it will be good for the country and will help it become energy independent. mr baez certainly knew what strings to pull as the energy issue has been one of the most intensely debated in ukraine which has
long been unhappy with the prices of the gas advice from russia ukraine has been fighting for its energy independence since the nine hundred ninety s. and when the first stock of the country using its shale gas reserves came up many breathed a sigh of relief but as the time passes by this optimism seems to be waning while ukraine's energy minister was visibly happy with the shale gas initiatives once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and to even become an exporter some raised a sensible question would the country actually win by letting foreign companies handle their resources enormous the administration of ukraine's western event of course krege and said no to chevron's shale gas operations on their soil believing the company would simply rob them. under current conditions in our region will not receive anything from these gas extraction this display of unease matters little though as energy experts expect gas corporations to lobby
a lot to let parliament issue such permissions instead of regional authorities and while ukraine's west is being defiant the east of the country has already given up recently key a finalist a ten billion dollar deal with shell for the exploration and extraction of shale gas a former press officer for ukraine state gas company enough the gas says the issue has been turned into a major political power play. it's still unclear how much gas is there and whether it would be possible to extract it up yet everyone makes such a big deal of it it's like looking at hand which hasn't been caught not even knowing if that had actually exists even the most optimistic forecast suggest that ukraine would not start extracting its shale gas until the year twenty twenty that's if there is any gas at all but until then a question remains pretty much open with this lead to the country's much desired energy independence or simply do a change in who they're dependent on. the looks of ski oxy reporting from the
ukraine. to get some other stories from around the world now starting with sudan a violent clashes sparked by lifting of fuel subsidies have left at least twenty nine people dead and eighty wounded in the capital hard to violence erupted when police resorted to force in an attempt to disperse rallying crowds protesters had also gathered in the streets and anger over recent history measures so dan's economy has been struggling since while producing south sudan gained independence in twenty levon. the number of dead from the seven point seven magnitude earthquake in southwest pakistan has now passed three hundred forty the quake struck in a remote mountainous area causing hundreds of houses to collapse thousands were forced to span the night in the open air tremors were even felt hundreds of kilometers to the east in the indian capital new delhi. two civilians and four police officers have been killed in a militant raid on a police station in indian administered kashmir the insurgents dressed in military
uniforms also attacked a nearby army camp the violence comes as indian prime minister manmohan singh and pakistan's washer raef are due to discuss unrest in the disputed region on the sidelines of the un general assembly. the countdown clock is ticking for the winter olympic games in sochi with one hundred thirty three days to go preparations are in full swing as a black sea resort transforms itself in to a winter wonderland so i would say when to find out what awaits a limper guests in february. it's less than six months to go before kickoff starts are for the twenty second winter olympics as well as the paralympics that will be hosted by a source here in russia of course we're giving you a taste of what are those winter games will look like and even feel like it's a little bit chilly here in sochi today but no worries we've got something to warm you up with as we show you a little bit of what these olympic venues are going to hold for you once you here i
was standing right now at one of the it was supposed to be the longest bops late in the world we're talking about three slopes that are put together in order to give you the fossils an the longest railing for those slayers' it's also called psyche which also means sledge in russia and some of the venues are completed and the rest are way to the finishing touches the state of the other components can be seen in both the architecture and the technology used to make these games the best yet and it's easy to see how this russian resort city can be turned into the outline of the far east so of course the cable cars are also working making sure they transferred from the bottom of the mountain cluster to the top of the hills where all the sporting events are all of them including things like snowboarding it could be things like skiing will be going up here now my ears are getting a little bit clustered because we're getting as high as possible it's supposed to
be almost around minus two degrees today even though it's still the end of september guru thought that once we get to one of the mountain clusters here at sochi this is what we would find a winter wonderland obviously mother nature telling us that the clock is ticking and she's ready for all those that spectators as well as those sports men and women both paralympics as well as the olympics ready here to take part in those games. now back to our top story here on r t paul douglas a canadian citizen has become the third person to be denied bail during the greenpeace piracy hearing and mormons like his fellow activists also be kept in custody for two months and earlier authorities said the term may be reduced. we're looking at live pictures the moment this is life transmission of the greenpeace court hearing in the city of mormons it's provided by and our own video agency
ruptly well of course here in our team will be keeping you updated on the latest developments that we get through the day so do stay with us for more on this story . and next here in our team it's breaking the scent will help save you martin. i mean anyone who lives in the united states knows a few people or just dismal geography a certain small percentage of the country just can't get the care of those above us but how port is doing geography anyways what one author on the washington post blogs recently wrote that knowing geography really doesn't matter that much he was writing a response to the game where is damascus which challenges people to find syria's capital on a blank map he said that whether americans could find on
a map doesn't affect the wisdom of a punitive strike meant to uphold international norms against the use of chemical weapons and often disasters draw our attention to places we'd never heard of before like pearl harbor or columbine or syria but let's look at this where i don't exactly know where persons kidneys are or how exactly they work so by all normal logic that means i'm not qualified to have an opinion about whether we should remove john doe's kidneys my opinion doesn't count because i am kidney ignorant so if you know so little about syria. that you can't even find it on a map then you are more likely to believe from a guy in a suit on t.v. that there must be an intervention to save the people there you have no idea who they are or why they are suffering or how to save them but gosh started that intervention sounds nice knowing at least where a country is on the map as the first step in building and informed opinion but that's just my opinion.
hey guys i'm out in mine and this is breaking the sat back in april an eight story building collapse in bangladesh coming eleven hundred factory workers the garment workers are fed up with being forced to work in treacherous conditions and are now fighting back growing demonstrations have resulted in a harsh response by police in the tongues of the bullets and tear gas to subdue the protesters the workers are calling for a living wage of one hundred dollars a month increased benefits and safe working conditions keep in mind currently they're only making thirty eight dollars a month hardly a living wage to feed one person let alone an entire.